Work has been expedited for expansion of Rs 8 crore mosque in Abul Fazal Enclave in Dawat Nagar, the compound owned by Jamaat-E-Islami Hind. Several small houses built around the mosque have already been demolished.
It was a few months ago when words had circulated in the locality about Jamaat’s plan to expand the mosque to adjust more devotees during Friday pray and festivals, according to reliable sources.
It is understood that the mosque will be expanded to right and left side with one floor coming up in the back of the mosque.
“It appears that work has already begun for the expansion of mosque on Jamaat compound. These days one can see bull dozers at work and construction wastes are being carried away. The mosque will come up in phase-wise with chances being high of cost going up. By the time the project is completed the cost could escalate to Rs 13 crore of more,” said a regular visitor to the mosque, requesting anonymity.
Official confirmation could not be made over the issue.
But sources said the grand mosque could be ready in a few years time so that more devotees could be adjusted.
Another regular visitor to the mosque pointed out that during monsoon it becomes difficult to adjust all the residents who turn up at the mosque.
Of late other expensive buildings have come up on the campus with Radiance too constructing its building worth crores.